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construction in california and the obama administration's high-speed rail program. transportation secretary ray la hood testifies about the $10 billion already spent with the goal of providing 80% of americans with access to high-speed rail within 25 years. this is just over three hours. >> good morning. like to call this hearing to order. today is another one of our hearings and focused on passenger rail in the united states, and this is an oversight hearing, which we conduct at the full committee level. pleased to welcome everyone to this hearing, and this opportunity to review the progress of high-speed rail in particular today, and the title of the hearing is, an update on the high-speed rail and inner city passenger rail program, mistakes made and lessons learned is the title. the order of business is we're going to hear members' opening statements from the committee. then our first panel will actually be two members who we'll welcome and hear their commentary, both of them from kaz, -- from california, leaders in the congress, we're pleased to welcome. and then we'll have the secretary in
california native was at the peak of her career. she was a grandmother and a single mother with five children. >> she is an example for me because i'm a single mother, too. and she tried very hard to help her kids. very sad day for me. >> u.s. officials will investigate the plane crash that killed her and others. >>> the body of 28-year-old nicolas cheque is back in the united states now. the navy seal died over the weekend during an operation and rescue of an american doctor kidnapped by the taliban. pentagon officials say the doctor was in imminent danger of being killed. he was rescued unharm but officer cheque died from gunshots wounds in the battle. a high school friend and cheque always wanted to be in the military. >> that was his plan. it wasn't college, it wasn't engineering. it was -- i'm interested in being in the military and in living that lifestyle, serve my country. that's what he wanted to do. >> seven taliban members were killed in the rescue operation. cheque a 10-year veteran was part of the elite u.s. special forces team. that same elite unit carried out the raid that kill
had argued recently. they leave behind a 3-month-old baby. >>> residents in northern california may finally be getting a break from a series of powerful storms that have saturated the region over the past week. a third storm sunday dumped pounding rain and downed trees and power lines. nbc's jay gray has the latest from california. >> reporter: this morning the water and worries continue to rise across central and northern california. for almost a week now, high winds and heavy rains have pounded the west coast. trees and power lines are downed, rivers and creeks pushed past their banks. >> everybody behind us has lost almost everything. everyone's been evacuated. it's horrible. i've never seen nothing like this in real life, never. >> reporter: it is an overwhelming reality for countless families. sandbagging, trying to protect what they could, but many were still forced to find higher ground. >> it is a helpless feeling. it is. >> reporter: the rain has thankfully turned to snow across the sierras and even at the lower elevations, many areas may finally get a bit of a break after
numbers available. >> there were 161,000, 161,000 dui arrests and conviction ins california. and 27 percent of those were repeat offenders. >>reporter: second dui conviction would require a driver to buy and install ignition intercept did he vase. this is video posted on you tube by several manufacturers showing how the did he advises work. breath sample taken and car will start only if the driver passes the test. law enforcement agency say so bright check points such as this one in los altos helped to intercept drunk drivers and take them off the street. redwood city police officers have checked 15,000 vehicle so far this holiday period and made 18 arrest. they support senator hill bill as an additional deterrent. >> this legislation being proposed today is actually needed to be added as part of the arsenal we have in deterring people that may not just have the will, dedication or the morale fortitude to not drive drunk. >>reporter: ignition intercept did he advice cost 100 dollars initially but requires ongoing calibration to ensure accuracy. that can run additional 50 to 100
with national geographic in california on a very interesting trip out there. he is going to tell us all about it. the discoveries of new innovations in california ol many different fronts and julie mason with poddus channel radio. you are all friends of bill. you but first: >> this is the full court press. >> other headlines making news on this monday, the two australian radio djs that will page called the hospital have broken silence since the nurse that fell for their hoax they apologized this morning for the incidents. the southern cross radio company says the prank call was cleared by company lawyers and they did not break any laws. but police are investigating. >> bill: such a sad, tragic ending. >> peter: bizarre story >> bill: a prank call. a lot of radio stations have done for years and years and years. >> all it, it was. >> joe biden was out and about. >> costco. >> no, at a football game attending the army/navy. the mid shipment defeated the black knights, 17-13, presenting the commander in chief trophy to the secretary of the navy and the superinte
east merced street in fowler, california thearks cecil e. bolt post office. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from texas, mr. farenthold, and the gentlelady from new york, mrs. maloney each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. farenthold: i yield myself such time as i may consume and ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days with which to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. farenthold: mr. speaker, h.r. 4389 introduced by the gentleman from california, mr. costa, would designate the facile i have to the united states postal service, located at 19 east merced street in fowler, california a this has the cecil e. bolt post office this bill was introduced on april 18 and prereported favorably from the committee on government oversight and reform on june 7. cecil bolt was drafted into the army prior to the start of world war ii. he was assigned to the allusion isl
there is a chance of a thunderstorm and some rain in parts of southern california. >> there, not here? >> yeah, there. good clarification. but you should be okay for the parade. here's a live look outside for the embarcadero. the ferry building and bay bridge. i'll have all the details of your new year's eve forecast coming up. >> also ahead, the resurgent warriors tie a franchise record with a big win over the boston celtics. rick kwan has all the hi >> lots of people are on holiday and they want to know what's going on new year's eve >> no rainfall but you want to bundle up because it will be cool with clear conditions the next few days. we will start off with a beautiful live shot, looking down toward san francisco and the bay and parts of the east bay. there are some high clouds passing through, but no rainfall. we will show you live doppler 7hd, how quiet it is right now, as it does a sweep around the bay area. so just some cloud cover, but nothing falling in terms of precipitation. it does mean cool numbers, though, in santa rosa and fairfield. 34 degrees. look out for some patchy fog as
at a bank in fremont. this is at the california bank and trust in the fremont hub. the bank was boarded up and a guard watched the property overnight just to protect the money inside. firefighters say they had to break-in to the bank to find the source of the flames and battle the fire. >> smoke coming from the roof. they forced president are you into the bank and there was a fire on the second floor. it was in the wall. >> took 40 minutes to get the fire under control. who investigators were called into figure out what caused the fire. the bank will bet shut down for a few days until investigators can finish their work. >> police are searching for the gun men in two separate shootings. in the first a bullet wounded eyeing bystander. that happened just after 10:00 p.m. the female is listed in stable condition. a couple hours later at midnight a man was shot on the 1700 block of 13th street. he is in stable condition. no arrests have been made. >>> a rising crime rate just one of the problems facing the new police consultant. he is expected to take over in february. he must also tackle i
weapons proposed by california democratic senator dianne feinstein. getting it through congress quickly is highly unlikely, but the mere mention of a ban is enough to send sales soaring and, it's not just guns. brownells said it recently sold more than three and a half years worth of ar-15 magazines in three days. even before newtown, sales of guns and ammunition this year were surging. fbi background checks of potential gun buyers were up 31% in november 2012 over 2011. in a report issued prior to newtown, the market research firm ida's world that tracks the gun industry, found gun enthesists are working themselves into a frenzy over what another four years under the obama administration may hold for gun laws. chuck is an instructor at nova firearms in falls church, virginia, where they nearly sold out of ar-15's and high capacity magazines after newtown. >> so ironically this shooting is inspiring more people to buy this gun, the ar-15 and the high round magazines? >> if i could, i would give senator feinstein and the president salesmen of the year awards. >> reporter: senator feinste
that is what they do. >> reporter: the california highway patrol reports that drunk-driving has already caused 15 fatal crashes during this first part of the long holiday weekend. that is parade to just three deaths during the same period a year-ago. >> when you mix alcohol and the rain you have a bad recipe and it's usually a recipe for disaster. >> reporter: in the first two days of maximum enforcement period, the chp says there have been three fatal crashes and 111 dui arrests. >> we're seeing a lot of people being involved in collisions because they play have a little bit of alcohol on board and driving way over the speed limit. >> reporter: we saw that for ourselves. driving on 880 this afternoon, each chp officer in the bay area is sending out special strike teams to look for drunk and distracted drivers in addition, to dui checkpoint like the one planned by fremont police department tonight. >> i'm sorry they can't be with their familiess, but as a citizen fremont i greatly appreciate it. >> reporter: another example of what can happen in all of this rain, a couple of hours ago we ca
traffic off california will be redirected next year to protect endangered whales which migrate along the coast. five whales died from collisions with ships in 2010. now, with support from the shipping industry, the changes will affect shipping lanes between san francisco and l.a. the fiscal fight is frustrating everyone from wall street to main street to capitol hill. but perhaps not for too much longer. reports say president obama will meet with congressional leaders today, and he has a new proposal to offer. yesterday, the president returned to the white house early from his christmas break in hawaii. the senate also returned to session. house speaker john boehner says the house will be called to order sunday and warns lawmakers they may work through friday. ford is expanding in the great lakes state. the automaker will invest $773 million in additions to four of its michigan factories. ford says it'll create 2300 new jobs and may lead to a goal adding 12,000 new jobs across michigan by 2015. the star of the hit tv series "grey's anatomy" is attempting to buy a coffee chain. patri
to the east coast for six years before going back to california after high school. i went to school at uc santa barbara, graduated in 19988 -- 1988. i have lived in the excelsior since 1999. i have had lots of different jobs, but my main job is doing social work force and a disco, i have been a community organizer, i worked at a labor organization supporting janitor's working in our high- rise buildings. i was a legislative aide before .wr. i got to see how it all work from the outside, community organizations supporting young people, children, families, working for labor, and saw how city hall could be an effective tool for change and then considered running in 2007, 2008, and somehow, i made it. >> you were raised in los angeles, moved to the east coast. what made you want to come back and live in san francisco? >> i love cities. i never felt like i lived in a city in los angeles, but when i lived in massachusetts, where i live, i was close to boston. i had such a great time in boston but i did not like massachusetts so much because it was cold, the culture was foreign to me. when i cam
to southern california. it could be a tough drive through the grapevine if you are heading to southern california. lookout for that today. but the forecast model, even by 7:00, just shows some cloud cover. nothing in the north bay. possibly a stray shower through the santa cruz mountains and then through the morning hours just some light returns. again, mainly along the coast, the peninsula and santa cruz. lunchtime all of us dry. clear skies. stray shower here and there. but by 5:00 it's all gone and less cloud cover, as well. there is still a high surf advisory in effect until 10:00 tonight. northwest swells up to 14 feet. strong rip currents, large breaking waves and current wave heights right now 10 feet in san francisco, 13 feet in bodega bay. temperatures slightly below normal. it's on the cool side even though we will see sunnier conditions this afternoon. 52 in vallejo. 51 fremont and in san jose. you will find low 50s through parts of the monterey bay with 53 in santa cruz and 50 in gilroy. so we did get up to half an in inch the santa cruz mountains and about a quarter inch i
be dry for sunday. area of low pressure, taking the showers with it heading down to southern california. forecast model, 9:00, stale possibility of some showers, even the pink, that is snow in the higher elevations. there is a chance of it above 3,000 feet. so far check out mount hamilton and no measurable precipitation. sunny conditions, partly cloudy skies and no rain expected or showers even in the afternoon hours with the latest run of the forecast model. there is still high surf advisory in effect until 10:00 tonight. temperatures on the cool side, 50s in san rafael. 51 in san jose. more low 50s around monterey bay with 50 in gilroy. here is the accu-weather seven-day forecast, showers are pretty much over with and then we'll see partly cloudy conditions, cool day and frosty start tomorrow. it's great through 2013. >> bundle up and leave the umbrella at home. >> for a few days in sports, warriors welcome the boston celtics. they beat the 76ers winning their 20th game for the first time in 22 years. >> sixers at oracle, golden state were holding their opponents down. curry and barne
hopeful this we can get this resolved. >>> breaking news a 6.3 earthquake off the southern california coast was felt from san diego north into l.a. county. >> southern california is in store for another day of high tides and flooding. the so-called king tides are formed by the alignment of the sun, moon and earth. >>> this happens once every 30 years. >> former south african president nelson mandela is said to be making progress as he battles a lung infection. >>> it started with trash talking and ended with gunfire. surveillance cameras capture a shooting wounding two people. >> all that -- >> okay. we need the jaws of life. >> final in philadelphia, 34-13 cincinnati. >> the houston rockets' latest effort to sing is pretty embarrassing. ♪ and dradle i shall -- >> how do i even know you're a nun? you don't have the thing on. >> i know, i know but i have my medal on. >> is that your nun badge? >> that's my nun badge. >> barbara walters most fascinating person of the year is disgraced cia former director david petraeus. >> i was thinking if this guy was a
is charles from california, on the democratic line. you are on with damian paletta of the wall street journal. caller: why in the world the we keep arguing about the fiscal cliff, because i know in my heart that the republicans are stopping this. there's no one else. we are still sitting here fighting and the republicans are still fighting him. guest: he raises a point a lot of democrats agree with. you talk to republicans and they say it's the democrats' fault. why can't the president give us a proposal we can vote on, they ask. each party believes they are right and the other side is wrong. that's why we are here a couple days before new year's wondering what policy makers will do at the white house meeting today. host: scott is from colorado springs on the republican line. good morning. caller: good morning. a couple things. i get tired of hearing obama was campaigning about we need to get a hold on spending. yet he comes back around with a $1.2 trillion budget. the other thing is harry reid has not voted on over 40 bills the republicans and put up there. he blames the republicans. i stopp
that approach. >>> and there could be another tax hike on the horizon for california smokers. papers have been filed for a 2014 ballot initiative to increase the cigarette tax by another $1 a pack. that would raise about $800 million for the university of california system. among the supporters, lieutenant governor newsome. after nearly two months since superstorm sandy devastated the east coast, thousands of people are still trying to rebuild. days before christmas, volunteers delivered a little hope to one family. erika is in new york with that story. >> reporter: lanny doesn't have a job this christmas. superstorm sandy destroyed the restaurant where she and her three daughters worked. it also wiped out the first floor of their home in breezy point, new york. >> do you just want to be back in your home, even if it's not going to be the same? >> reporter: volunteers are trying to make that happen. days before christmas, seven of them put up insulation, an expensive job that this single mother says she just doesn't have money for right now. >> it's a relief. it's like a burden off your should
, sitting in for paula faris today. >> right now, northern california is getting chance to dry out after blast of severe weather. >> last-minute shoppers in most of the country will have tranquil weather today with a notable exception. we begin with john schriffen. >> reporter: it's the christmas trip turned travel nightmare for drivers on the east and west coast. in northern california, with more snow expected to blanket the mountains, cars are having trouble staying on the roads. >> the roads are pretty bad. there's a lot of spinouts further east. there's definitely going to be chain control for the nest two days at least going into christmas. >> reporter: with warmer temperatures in the bay area, the pounding rain has been the big hazard. near san jose, this bad accident happened, after one driver going too fast skidded across five lanes crashing into the other. no one was hurt. >> people are still driving fast. you have to watch out for them and try to slow down a little bit and anticipate the worst of what other people may do when they hit puddles or something. >> reporter: in syrac
going what were they thinking. >>> some hikers take to the hills in california? >> things take a bad turn when they realize they are lost. >> would you agree that we are technically lost? >> yes. >> so i guess we're lost. >> hear about the stroke of luck that saved the day. >> it's down to the wire in a high school game. >> boom, that is an 80 foot cannon. >> see the amazing finish as time runs out. >>> plus some guys re-enact the burglar scenes from "home alone." one honesthick reveal10 hy havi you can detract the attention from your face. >> oh, yeah. >>> two women are suing two texas state troopers and the head of their department in federal court. this video is why. 38-year-old angel and her niece, 24-year-old ashley dobbs were pulled over for littering. so the women are apologetic. they say, okay, we're still going to have to give you a citation. the citation turned into a warning. trooper david ferrell started suspecting maybe some marijuana use had been going on. that's when trooper david ferrell called for female trooper kelly. kelly takes angel and her niece one by one and p
bringing rain to southern california. there is still high surf advisory in effect until 10:00 tonight. current wave heights, 13 feet right now in bodega bay. do look out for strong rip currents and large waves. temperatures on the cool side once again. slightly below normal. 50 san francisco, 47 in clear lake and 51 in fremont, as well as in san jose. look for low 50s, as well, through the monterey bay area with 53 in santa cruz. here's your accuweather seven-day forecast. once the showers are clear, we are looking pretty good. dry on sunday but some very chilly numbers tomorrow morning. so do get ready for that. so far dry for new year's eve. i'm going to rerun the models. look like we might have a very slight chance of light rain, a weak system moving through, but then a good start to the new year. >> sure looks like it. we could use a little bit of dry now. >> we could. we are well above normal. i will have the totals in my next report. >> thanks. in sports the warriors welcome the boston celtics to oracle arena tonight. last night they beat the sixers winning their 20th game befor
himself. >>> in california, a day of fishing turned deadly when two were swept away by a large wave. an adult and a juvenile were pulled into the ocean. they're bodies were found about 100 yards offshore. a third fireman was also washed away when he made it back to land and waved for help. >>> and former president george h.w. bush is said to be improving. but he remains in intensive care in a hospital in houston. a family spokesman says mr. bush is alert and in good spirits. he's been talking with his doctors and nurses. and i heard singing. the 88-year-old former president has been hospitalized for more than a month now because of a bronchitis-related cough and fever. >>> and finally, how is this for a way to get rid of your old christmas tree. instead of dumping it in your front yard, you can serve it for dinner to goats. if you happen to live in rhode island. a petting zoo in rhode island, they're feeding the trees to dozen of goats. they eat them in perfect silence, as you hear there. apparently they like chomping on the pine needles. >> that was a cow. >> hang on, okay? goats a
of work americans to work for their companies. this is one of the fairs in california. can did needs skilled workers to tap into its oil resources. california has become a prime target because it's 9.8% unemployment rate. >>> youtube sensation scoring much more than just fame on the internet. norwegian kicker getting the chance to be in the nfl. the 27-year-old had a tryout with the new york jets. he was tested on field goals and kickoff. he said it went well and hoping to score a contract by the 2013 contract. >> clayton: let's be honest, the jets need help. they get some guy from the hills of the netherlands to kick a field goal sideways, maybe that's what they need. >> juliet: don't be sassy. journey, their lead singer now, it's a guy they found on youtube, in the philippines. he was a karaoke singer. he's fantastic. >> kelly: that's the tway to do it these days. >> clayton: back in the days, typically when you went on a date, maybe go to, you look at their qualities, maybe look at their appearance. >> kelly: i think so. >> clayton: their likes, their interests. do they
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are in effect in san jose, san francisco and dozens of other california cities and counties. san jose says since it's ban took effect the number of plastic bags littering city streets has gone down 59%. >>> the rain is gone. we're trying to get used to seeing the sunshine. ryan has more details on what we can expect. >> we'll see a little bit more of it today. there's some clouds around the bay area. we have high clouds, no rain from this though. a little patchy fog out there. it's chilly though. the big thing in the next few days is going to be the fact temperatures will plunge into the 30s in most locations. concord is just 35 degrees. oakland down to 39. at the airport san jose has 37. it's freeze ing ing in -- freezing in santa row so. the feeling will be sunny and cool. it will be chilly tonight. mostly cloudy new year's eve. it will still be chilly on december 31st on that night. it doesn't look look -- look like we're going to have any rain in the forseeable future. all the high clouds are out in the pacific. a little ridge of high pressure means mostly sunny skies today. a few high cloud
today. >>> severe flooding is a problem in northern california. highways in sonoma california are under water. and up in the mountains, up to four feet of snow expected to fall in the sierra nevada. it is the second wave of storms to hit northern california sense friday. the rainy weather also grounded dozens of flights around the san francisco bay area. the san francisco international up to 30 flights have been canceled and many more delayed. that includes incoming and departing flights. just in time for holiday travel. >> as if the holidays aren't stressful enough with other things. good luck, everybody, getting around. >>> while the west takes that beating, the gulf coast is bracing for tornadoes during this holiday weekend. >> good morning, andrew. >> much of the nation will be relatively tranquil for your holiday travels, our big unsettled area will be across portions of the south and the gulf coast especially. disturbance pushing through and strong thunderstorms late tonight in the houston area, into tomorrow. then louisiana, mississippi, alabama, georgia, looking at torrential do
of california. in our 1:00 eastern hour right here on msnbc. >>> we need to turn now to weather. a winter storm another one dropping snow in the northeast. take a look now. you know a lot of people -- just a few days away. we've got a little snow coming down here now actually. that's the spot a lot of people are going to gather. right outside the studios here, rockefeller plaza. but the new year's countdown they expect some million people to be out there when the ball drops. but when that ball drops, how bad is it going to be out there? are they going to be getting snowed on? dylan dryer, would you recommend going out there on new year's receive in. >> of course. it's new year's eve in new york city. but the snow will be gone by then. it is a snowstorm nonetheless and the roads and anyone traveling in the northeast will run into some issues. we've already seen some reports of pretty bad road conditions across pennsylvania and new york state. that's where the snow has been heaviest. in new york right now it's just pretty at this point. it hasn't really made a mess of the roadways. the storm is g
. california, a driver running right off the road and into a home in suburban sacramento. the car blasting a huge hole in the side of the house. two people were inside, but thankfully unhurt. police are investigating the man behind the wheel for drunk driving. new york, the snow must go. football fans hitting ralph wilson stadium to clear out the place before sunday's game. workers paid $10 an hour, not too bad for true blue bills fans. >> it is a fun time. usually off during the holidays, and you get to go and take some cool photos. >> rhode island, hmm. christmas trees. turns out goats love them. a farm outside providence is taking old christmas trees from around town so the goats can feast away. >> it started a few years back when we gave them our own christmas tree. >> the pushier ones will get there first and then the wimpy ones will have what is left. >> that's across america. >>> in new york they are getting ready for the biggest new year's eve party in the world. it is tradition alley times square. organizers prepared to welcome a million people at the crossroads of the world. anna
news, moscow. >>> in southern california police are searching for an assailant who stabbed two teenagers at a shopping mall. the victims, a boy and a girl both under the age of 18 were attacked near a movie theater in redondo beach. that was last night. they were rushed to the hospital. both underwent emergency surgery. no word on what may have led to those stabbings. >>> new york city police have arrested the woman they say pushed a man onto subway tracks killing him. prosecutors charge menendez with murder as a hate crime. she allegedly told police she shoved a man onto the track because she hates hindus and muslims because of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. >>> the victim, sunando sen, was from india. >>> and finally, changing subjects here, talk about quick thinking. a small boat was caught on camera as it went up in flames on the bank of a lake in new zealand. no one on land could reach the boat but watch as another boat on the water speeds by creating a wake, clever thinking there, enough to drown out the flames in one shot but the boater made a couple more passes to make sur
all the rain yesterday so that's headed down to southern california, bringing chances of rain to them. but for us just sunny, but cool weather for us. so we will take a look at those numbers. low 50s for the most part. everyone between 50 and 53 degrees. 51 in san francisco, as well as in fremont. 52 san jose. as we head down to monterey bay, you will find low 50s there, as well, and up to 53 in santa cruz. if you are headed up to tahoe, you should be okay. there is a winter weather advisory, but it's mainly for the western part of nevada and it's going to expire within the next hour. there has been snow, one to three inches of new snow. there could be a scattered snow shower this afternoon. just keep that in mind if you are headed on i-80 or highway 50. possible travel delays but for the most part you are probably safe if you head there later on today. here's a look at highs around california. snow in tahoe, 28. reno 31. some showers possibly in las vegas with a high of 48. and mild temperatures in los angeles at 60. 52 fresno. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. not much rain
, new york, illinois, missouri, te xas, california. she would help the bank when times were bad. she was the largest individual lender to the new york city government. she lived in the gilded age when society lived lavishly but she rebelled the opulence. she loved her children and friends, lived a simple life. she was caring of those who befriended her and she would show great affection and would say because he does not know how rich i am. living her life as she deemed best to have a career and a mother to her clever investing she showed that women were the equal of any man with newspapers around the world they claimed her the queen up on wall street. and she was "the richest woman in america". there are a lot of sayings of her words of wisdom. she did have a good sense of humor. if you have any questions i would love to answer. >> do you have evidence. >> know. that they should have the right to vote. i found usually successful women like gertrude bell did not believe of women's suffrage, margaret thatcher did not, in zero gandhi they want to make their way in a man's world. >> eigh
california after a weekend blast of wet weather. dozens of flights were cap seld at bay area airports. >> and the area's famous vineyards under water. >> reporter: it's the christmas trip turned travel nightmare for drivers on the east and west coast. in northern california, with nor snow expected to blanket the sierra mountains, cars are having trouble just staying on the road. >> the roads were pretty bad. there's definitely going to be chain control for the next two days at least going into christmas. >> reporter: with warmer temperatures in the bay area, the pounding rain has been the big hazard. near san jose, this bad accident happened after one driver going too fast skidded across five lanes, crashing into the other. believe it or not, police say no one was hurt. >> people are still drives fast. you have to watch out for them and try to slow down and anticipate the worst of what other people may do when they hit puddles or something. >> reporter: across the country in syracuse, new york, plows are working overtime, dealing with two consecutive days of snow this weekend, leave t
. keep doing. go long. alisyn: a large earthquake shaking southern california this morning. the quake with a magnitude of 6.4, it struck in the pacific ocean off the southern coast of avalon, california, and about 170 miles from mexico. no reports of damage or injuries and no tsunami warning has been issued but coming up we'll talk with a seismologist to see if this could be the start of something bigger. bill: there are new concerns secretary of state hillary clinton will not testify about the attacks in benghazi. both the house and senate foreign relations committees had announced she would testify and in fact that would happen in about a week's time. now the state department says that is not such a done deal. congressman ed royce is on the house foreign affairs committee. he chairs the terrorism committee. he is my guest now and, sir, good morning to you. >> good morning. bill: what do you read into this? >> bill, since the beginning we haven't been able to get answers but now we have the accountability review board's report which is dewey has to be shared with congress. we expect
effort to produce high speed, they're doing it between bakersfield and fresno, california where there are very few people, their contention is long-term connected in population centers in san francisco and los angeles, but it will be a long time before that is accomplished. right now we do have the connectivity we need to, the population, and we also have the only corridor, 430 some mile corridor almost entirely unknown by amtrak, the american people and the taxpayers. that is opposed to the rest of amtrak service, 20,000 miles of service, long-distance, inner-city service, on which amtrak runs on private freight rail that is maintained and paid for on a lease basis to the private sector, and we in fact again bones this corridor and we have also highlighted -- i took the chairmanship in october of 2010, the summary of the title is the federal government must stop sitting on its assets. the first part deals with gsa and we have taken on gsa and some of the idle buildings that sat vacant. was a few minutes ago to continue the effort to get empty buildings fill. if you read through
was built in long beach, california. it was all of the funds are also subject to appropriation they're coming from the government each year, but given the scale of that being so much smaller, the investors felt comfortable that money will come. i think when you're talking about the magnitude year and the cost associate with significant delays, it raises it to a whole nother level, that's right. >> it seems to me the infrastructure of the government would have to also be changed to account for any such new and important inroads into public-private partnership forever. thank you very much. >> ms. hedlund, you said in your testament that you got the right pieces and the right people in place. do you currently have any private investment in the project? >> is there currently any private investment in the northeast corridor? >> correct. >> yes, there is. and it's in the station. as you are familiar with, the union developer, redevelopment of union station involves a significant public or private partnership with a private real estate developer. and the same is true with proposed be devel
if california is republican congressman tom mcclintock joining us from sacramento, california. you are a tea partier. you're part of the tea party caucus but you supported house speaker bane area plan b. yes? >>, of course, i did. again, there is no bill before the congress that proposes raising taxes on millionaires or anybody else for that matter. there is a law that goes into effect in ten days that raises taxes on millionaires, small businesses filing as millionaires and everybody else. boehner's bill tried to stop that for everybody else. offa lifeguard sees ten swimmers drowning off of his beach and can only reach nine of them to save them, it doesn't mean that he's drowned the tenth one. all in nonsense somehow boehner was trying to raise taxes is just that, nonsense. >> your point is if you are anti-tax, vote for this bill. >> he was trying to stop a massive tax increase and unfortunately, some of my colleagues didn't see it that way. >> how bad is it up there? americans look at what's happening in washington right now and want both sides to get to work. i know it can be very collegi
for drivers in the pacific northwest and northern california. the commute will be treacherous across the midwest, even as the snow moves out. wet and windy highways from boston to d.c. snowy roads from northern new england to the ohio valley and appalachians. >> if you're flying today, airport delays are possible in chicago, detroit, d.c., philly, new york, boston and san francisco. >> there are airport delays everywhere. say that. >>> now, to the breaking news overnight from chicago. one of those bank robbers who made an amazing escape from jail has been recaptured. >> here we go. joseph banks, along with kenneth conley, managed to squeeze out through a tiny, tiny space and scale down 20 stories, using bedsheets. the escape went unnoticed for hours, with surveillance video from a nearby street showing the two no longer wearing those orange jail-issued jumpsuits. hopped into a cab. banks was found still in the chicago area. we'll have more on "good morning america." >>> bernard madoff's younger brother, peter, has been sentenced to ten years for his involvement in the million billion
for california's smokers. papers have been filed in sacramento for a 2014 ballot initiative to increase the cigarette tax by another $1 a pack. it would raise money for the university of california system. >>> some hollywood's biggest stars weigh in on the gun debate. >> for the children of sandy hook. >> demand a plan. >> no more listening. >> their very public appeal to prevent another school tragedy. >> plus demonstrators in the bay area perform a visual protest against gun violence. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, school shooting. in ogden utah, family, f >>> three more funerals today for victims of the connecticut school shooting in ogden, utah they attended services for emily parker. he expressed no animosity toward the gunman. funerals also held in connecticut for 7-year-old josephine gay and 6-year-old an ma marquez green. some of hollywood's biggest celebrities are putting their faces and feelings into public service announcements to end gun violence. >> as a human being. >> for the children of sandy hook. >> demand a plan. >> no more lists of names. it's not too soon. >> it's too late. >> now
of snow reported in the mountains of california. that is the area of low pressure that is slowly going to trek eastward and then eventually bring snow to the area in oklahoma and arkansas and even winster storm watches posted across southeastern missouri up into southern illinois and into indiana as well. here you see this winter storm warning right through oklahoma city. so it is going to get pretty nasty for traveling in that area where we could end up with, again, about six or seven inches of snow in this pink shade here. again, most areas in the east will be seeing a good amount of sunshine for christmas day, however, tonight into tomorrow morning a weak little disturbance will move through and bring just enough snow that you could see some of the white stuff on the ground in the northeast making for kind of a white christmas, i guess. a little bit goes a long way though when we're talking about the holidays. veronica? >> yeah, that's true. just a little. thanks, dylan. >>> coming up next, a syrian airstrike kills dozens in a bread line. a hero farewell for the late senator inouye.
from south carolina, on what senator dianne feinstein, democrat of california. it should be a busy morning on the sunday shows. back to your calls. june is waiting from wisconsin, on the independent line. good morning. host: good morning. first of all, shame on a congress, particularly the republicans who have just wanted to does -- to destroy this country. the tea party, i am so glad i am able to say this, the t stands for treason, because they have done all they possibly can to ruin america, to overthrow our government. host: can you take us through the next 48 hours on this debate on the fiscal cliff? what needs to happen? caller: ok. i say, the president should be willing to come up to $300,000, as far as tax increases. we need revenue. $400,000, some people make that. we need revenue. the only way to get it is to get it from people who actually have the money. there is no shame in helping our government. this is our government. the republicans need to understand that social security and medicare -- listen, those are so important. people are talking about i do not want children
and the west coast, northern california and central california, the next low to bring not only rain, maybe an inch of rain in some locations. half-inch of rain in san francisco. >> sunny and cold from denver to dallas. we'll have all of america's weather in the next half hour. >>> still to come here on the program, what a family feud this is. a star student goes to court to stop her own parents from stalking her. we're going to hear from her in an abc news exclusive. >>> and christiane amanpour on the trail of a real-life indiana jones quest. >>> and does tom cruise have a new leading lady, just months after a high-profile split with katie holmes? >>> and ryan seacrest is here. he's live with a preview of the hottest party on the planet. of course, we're talking about new year's rockin' eve. new year's rockin' eve. ♪ hi. deluxe dream village. that's my favorite. [ male announcer ] some people really love their jobs. ok. have a super sparkly day! and some people just love to save money. see how you can save at a deep, throbbing, persistent ache. my doctor diagnosed
? we will ask california congress woman coming up. hi, i'm phil mickelson. i've been fortunate to win on golf's biggest stages. but when joint pain and stiffness from psoriatic arthritis hit, even the smallest things became difficult. i finally understood what serious joint pain is like. i talked to my rheumatologist and he prescribed enbrel. enbrel can help relieve pain, stiffness, and stop joint damage. because enbrel, etanercept, suppresses your immune system, it may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, and nervous system and blood disorders have occurred. before starting enbrel, your doctor should test you for tuberculosis and discuss whether you've been to a region where certain fungal infections are common. don't start enbrel if you have an infection like the flu. tell your doctor if you're prone to infections, have cuts or sores, have had hepatitis b, have been treated for heart failure, or if, while on enbrel, you experience persistent fever, bruising, bleeding, or paleness. [ phil
-sex couples legally married in their own state. the other is a challenge to california's proposition 8 which took away the right of same-sex marriage that had previously been approved by the courts. we should get a ruling by next summer. the two men who will argue on behalf of proposition 8 are an unlikely duo as cnn's gloria borger tells us. the story plays out like a hollywood script complete with a haollywood director. >> reporter: it's a script that could have been written in hollywood. the opening shot, a lunch in the polo lounge at the bever h erlys hotel. and it starts where you might expect, with a hollywood heavy hter, director and writer rob reiner. >> this is after proposition 8 went the wrong way for us. >> the lunch took place in november 2008, a week after the election. obama won the white house. but gays and lesbians lost the right to marry in california. >> we're trying to figure out what we do next. then we thought about the idea of a possible legal challenge to proposition 8, and serendipitously, a friend of my wife's came by the table. >> the friend suggested they would fi
't say and we will get to that a little later. i will recognize the gentlewoman from california, miss eshoo for five minute. thank you. i hope we will have another round because there are a lot of questions that need to be asked. i am troubled by the claims of the public safety spectrum act is all about revenue raising. the last time i checked this is the energy and commerce committee, not the budget committee. having said that, i think we did a good job to bring about a balance, to bring about the dollars that would fund the public safety network, that we would produce dollars for deficit reduction, but again, this is the energy and commerce committee, in section 309 of the communications act explicitly prohibits the fcc from basing its auction rules predominately on the revenue that would be generated and during the bipartisan negotiations on this bill compromise was reached to allow unlicensed services to operate in the guard bands that would be created as part of the band plan which would not be auctioned. the cbo looked at the proposal that became law and concluded that the guard
woolsey of california. that begins at 8:00 p.m. eastern heren on c-span. >> my inspiration was the idea that i wanted to explain how to toe tall tarynism happens. we do know the story of the cold war. we know that the documents we've seen the archives the described relationships between first roosevelt and stalin and churchill and truman. we know the main events from our point of view. we've read them and written them. what i wanted to do was show from the ground up what did it feel like to be one of the people who were subjected to this system. and how did people make choices in that system and how did they react and how did they behave? one of the things that happened is the region that we used to call eastern europe. these countries no longer have much in common with each other except for the common memory. this is about 30 minutes. >> defense reporter with plitcol here to explain to us how states are bracing for sequestration, particularly states that have strong defense industries and what they're doing to prepare for the cuts that could hurt their local economies. welcome to the p
and not go on welfare. host: let's leave it there, jim. on facebook -- brad in victorville, california. good morning. are you with us? last chance. we will move on to doreen in connecticut. caller: i'm a small business owner. host: what kind of business? caller: i do alterations. in the evening return our business into a zumba class for ladies. my daughter and i seem to be doing pretty good. the ladies we hire as seamstresses are independent contractors. these are skills they got from their parents who taught them how to sew. we just went and put out advertising saying we needed seamstresses and we got six good seamstresses. we pay them enough that they can get their own health-insurance and they seem to be doing pretty well. i don't think that giving people the assistance in helping to further their endeavors is a bad thing. i think people who tried to stop people from making it further, they are just being selfish, because you can help individuals if they have skills. they don't have to have a college education to have certain skills. you can use those skills to your advantage and still he
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